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  • The Hotseat: Questions for Tre Manor

    Ok folks it's time to get the seat warmed for our next contestant. Next up in the Hotseat will be Mr Tre Manor. The sculpting genius behind Redbox Games and human anagram maker.

    So if have a question or two you would like to put to Tre please post them here and we shall put them to him.

    Maybe you want to know what its like to run a mini company or how he gets his ideas. Maybe you want to know more about sculpting or how to win at scrabble, fire away!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The Hotseat: Questions for Tre Manor started by Darklord View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. kdlynch's Avatar
      kdlynch -
      How long does it take you to sculpt the average sized Red Box Games miniature?
      What kind/type of training have you had?
      How do you manage such ridiculously tiny details?
      What kind of tools do you use?
      Do you mold/cast in house? or is that sent off to a 3rd party?
      Can you give us any glimpse at the game system/background at this time?
    1. shanerozzell's Avatar
      shanerozzell -
      Have you considered sculpting larger scale versions of your range?
      Do you paint or play as well as sculpt?
      From where do you draw inspiration for your range?

      Is Tre short for Trevor?
    1. Vern's Avatar
      Vern -
      Sci-fi range - do tell?
    1. Grenn's Avatar
      Grenn -
      What did you do prior to starting RBG and how did you come to decide you wanted to start your own business?
      Is RBG a completely solo operation, or do you have staff?
      Where do you hope to see RBG in the future?

      As an aside, I really love the RBG minis. They are believable, and even though they are fantastical they seem to have an appropriate level of realism about them - weapons, garments, poses, etc.

      One thing that jumps out at me though is that the website and overall branding doesn't really match the quality of the products! I hope that's not an unfair criticism, but I do a lot of branding work for companies and it's something that I think is incredibly valuable to a business, though it often seems overlooked.

      That isn't really posed in the form of a simple question, but I would be very intreagued to hear Tre's thoughts on that - whether he feels branding/web presence and that sort of thing isn't entirely needed for his current customer base, or whether it's something he would like to build on, or whether he's just too busy making amazing minis to give it much thought!

      Again, hope that doesn't sound harsh - it really isn't meant to be! - just something I'm personally very interested in.
    1. Alrith72's Avatar
      Alrith72 -
      When are you going to have a reliable U.K stockist of your range?
    1. Gi6ers's Avatar
      Gi6ers -
      I'd really like to see you do something outside of the current races in the RBG range, is that a possibility?
    1. Miniature-Heroes's Avatar
      Miniature-Heroes -
      When are you going to answer your PM and email?
    1. kdlynch's Avatar
      kdlynch -
      Quote Originally Posted by Miniature-Heroes View Post
      When are you going to answer your PM and email?
      rofl!
    1. Sparks's Avatar
      Sparks -
      He's out there somewhere, I got my prizes last week :D

      In a complete fanboi-esque parody of those X factor fans...
      'Why are your models so fit?!'

      Seriously though...

      -Have you always harboured ambitions of sculpting and owning your own range?
      -Did you ever expect them to be popular?
      -Is the company your day job? If so, did it take a huge leap of faith to go from your previous situation to master of all greenstuff?
      -Any plans to move to a material other than resin?
    1. NeatPete's Avatar
      NeatPete -
      Can we see a pic of you? Not trying to be creepy, but I can't find a pic of you on the net and I want to put a face to my favorite sculptor. With all due repect and for no real reason that I can explain, I always picture you as Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont high. You aren't Sean Penn are you?

      "Czek out theze sweete gnu RBG minis"
    1. Spectral Dragon's Avatar
      Spectral Dragon -
      What was your favorite project for RBG?
      What are your plans to expand RBG?
    1. Orki's Avatar
      Orki -
      Why should we buy your minis?

      Seriously! Go on, sell em to us in a single sentence. Ok then, I'll give you TWO whole sentences, and forgetting to put in the full-stops doesn't count! ;)
    1. tre's Avatar
      tre -
      Whoops, check your PM box MH.
    1. Darklord's Avatar
      Darklord -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeatPete View Post
      Can we see a pic of you? Not trying to be creepy, but I can't find a pic of you on the net and I want to put a face to my favorite sculptor.
    1. Miniature-Heroes's Avatar
      Miniature-Heroes -
      Quote Originally Posted by tre View Post
      Whoops, check your PM box MH.
      Checked and replied thanks
    1. tre's Avatar
      tre -
      So..... do I answer these here??
    1. Darklord's Avatar
      Darklord -
      Quote Originally Posted by tre View Post
      So..... do I answer these here??
      no mate ill email them (and some others) over to you, back in your box now please!
    1. thetang22's Avatar
      thetang22 -
      What are your favorite miniature sculpts from outside your own range?Do you paint minis also, or just sculpt?What about 'playing' mini games? (If so, what is your game of choice?)I'm also curious about the inspiration behind the content of Tre's product line. Coincidentally - it looks very inspired by Skyrim as others have mentioned, which is funny considering Tre's line came well before Skyrim was released :) (Let's see your take on some Skyrim Daedric Armor!)
    1. Lyn's Avatar
      Lyn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darklord View Post
      ROFLMAO!!!
    1. Lyn's Avatar
      Lyn -
      Quote Originally Posted by NeatPete View Post
      Can we see a pic of you? Not trying to be creepy, but I can't find a pic of you on the net and I want to put a face to my favorite sculptor. With all due repect and for no real reason that I can explain, I always picture you as Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont high. You aren't Sean Penn are you?

      "Czek out theze sweete gnu RBG minis"

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH Tre looks nothing like Spicolli! (I mean that in a good way BTW lol)
      thats too funny! To me off the top of my head, he looks more like Hugh Jackman.